Here's YOUR chance to help make Estover a huge success! Public meeting will discuss future of March playing field

PUBLISHED: 17:53 30 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:53 30 November 2015

The one that got away! Cllr Steve Count unveils proposals for Estover that were later dumped. A second public meeting helped win control of the whole of Estover playing fields for the community

The one that got away! Cllr Steve Count unveils proposals for Estover that were later dumped. A second public meeting helped win control of the whole of Estover playing fields for the community

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The people of March are being invited to a public meeting to discuss the future of Estover playing fields following the signing of a 99-year lease to save the fields from being turned into houses.

2nd public meeting - this time in support of Estover keeping its entire playing fields. Cllr Jan French was one of the speakers.2nd public meeting - this time in support of Estover keeping its entire playing fields. Cllr Jan French was one of the speakers.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday December 2 at 7pm at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel in March, after a succesful campaign, backed by the Cambs Times, saw the lease to the playing fields get signed, sealed and delivered last Friday.

An attempt to sell and use half the land for resedential development by County Councillor Steve Count was thwarted, and now residents are being invited to discuss the field’s future.

The aim of the meeting is to ensuring the wishes and aspirations of all interested parties are taken into account, make sure all sports clubs are “on-board” before a site plan is produced and for nominations to be made for those keen to become part of the management team of Estover Playing Field 2015 CIC.

Last week, Councillor Kit Owen and March town clerk Clive Lemmon issued a statement stating their delight that the fields had been saved, saying: “Many individuals provided strong vocal support when needed most, and March Town Council and the local press have been unwavering in their efforts to maintain an unrelenting pressure to retain this land for the people of March.

On many occasions, our efforts looked doomed to fail but, in the end, “people-power” has prevailed. A huge thank-you to you all.”

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